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February 9, 2012 Huck Finn 7712 W Sands Dr Peoria, AZ 85383

Dear Huck Finn


We appreciate the opportunity to present our marketing plan and analysis to you. The real estate market is changing everyday. Weve put together this comparative market analysis to give you the most up-to-date information available about what is happening in your market area. Some of the properties included in this analysis vary in size and amenities in comparison to your home. To account for these differences weve gone the extra step and included an adjusted market analysis for you, along with a standard statistical analysis. This adjusted market analysis will more accurately indicate a price range in todays market place based on factors like the neighborhood you live in, the actual size of your home, and its specific amenities. This comparative market analysis will provide you with the information necessary to indicate an appropriate price range for your property in todays market. It is very important that we price your home correctly and get your home in "showcase" condition. There are many competing homes on the market, all at different price ranges. Buyers understandably are very selective. The best-looking and competitively priced homes will attract the most qualified buyers. The following pages outline our analysis of the current market conditions, the market value of your home, and our plan to market your home to the widest possible audience in the quickest amount of time. Thank you again for this opportunity. We look forward to a successful partnership. Sincerely, Test Agent Lic #1234567, ABR,CNHS,IRES

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Experience
25 yrs Real Estate 15 yrs Real Estate Law

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Our Company

We have been conducting business in the local area for many years. We have and continue to work hard to gain the respect of these many distinguished communities. This recognition is built upon a respect for our clients and neighbors. We hope your experience with us will further this reputation of personalized service and client satisfaction. Our company is comprised of people who live and work in the surrounding communities. We have personal knowledge of each neighborhoods nature, and growth possibilities. Based on this we hope to find the perfect fit for you and your family. Every community is different. Whether your focus is schools, shopping, transportation, or recreational facilities our associates will draw upon their knowledge of the local areas to find the ideal property to meet your needs. We supplement this high-touch philosophy, with a high tech edge. We have quick access to local MLS computers and software to help us analyze local market conditions. If you are one of the growing number of real estate investors, our commercial division is more than capable to provide our clients with commercial and income property opportunities. Our best asset is our people. Our dedicated and talented staff of professionals will make every effort to make sure your transaction goes as smoothly as possible. We understand that we need to earn your business. We hope the level of detail found within this Comparative Market Analysis helps you with your decision making process. We want to do as much as possible to give you the information you need to price and market your most valuable asset - your home.

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Comparative Market Analysis Explanation


The remainder of this presentation contains information that will enable us to compare your home to others like it in the market place. This comparison will help us decide the fair market value for your home in the current market. Once we have decided on a price and tested it, changing market conditions may require adjustments to the price to remain competitive. This comparison is called a comparative market analysis (CMA). It uses the most current and reliable information from the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), real estate firms, and title companies in this community. The homes included in this analysis are a sampling of properties in the area that are currently for sale or that have recently sold. They provide us a base line from which to begin our comparison. Other factors considered in this comparison are square footage, location, amenities, the physical condition of your property, and the effects of any existing financing on your home. At times, the term "fair market value" causes confusion. The definition has three basic parts particular house current condition time frame (usually 30 to 90 days). Put simply, fair market value is the price at which a home will sell within a reasonable amount of time. This CMA will allow us to figure, using the above information, the fair market value for your home. Remember this is just an estimation and the price could vary up or down depending on the motivation of the buyer, seller and any fluctuations in the market.

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Factors that Determine the Value of Your Home


There are many factors that determine the value of your home in the current market. The home itself is only a part of the puzzle. Well take you through each factor to help clarify the process we use to establish your homes value.

Location
Where your home is located may be the single most important factor when determining the value of your home.

Condition
The condition of your home affects the price and how quickly it will sell. The appearance both inside and out can bolster the buyers perception. Since emotion plays a large part in buying a home the buyers first look is important!

Price
Establishing the correct price for a home will help insure a quick sale for your home. This comparative market analysis will enable you to decide the optimum price for your home.

Competition
Buyers will evaluate your home against others they deem comparable. Properties currently for sale and properties that have recently sold will have the greatest impact on the market value of your home.

The Market
The real estate market is always changing and these changes may affect property values. Knowing that it is difficult to forecast the market, a flexible marketing plan will help prepare you and your home for sale.

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City/Area: Peoria Sq. Ft.: Beds: Baths: Remarks: 2,082 3

Listing Price: Year/Age: Lot Size: School District:

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Properties Recently Sold

4511 W Hubbell St
City/Area: Phoenix, AZ 85035 Beds: 2 Baths: 1 Sq. Ft.: 996 Year/Age: 1982 Lot Size: 7327 Map Code: 9999a1 Census:

1
MLS#: F1835086

List Price: $30,000 Sold Price: $35,000 $/Sq. Ft.: $35 List Date: 02/26/2010 Sold Date: 12/05/2010 Expired Date: DOM/MT: 90

Interior Features:

Fireplace: N;
Exterior Features:

Garage: 2;
Lot Features: Remarks:

This is a Short Sale, Subject to lenders final approval. Price is not guaranteed. 2+1 in nice area of Phoenix. Needs some TLC. Please check agents remarks for more information.

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Properties Recently Sold

7712 W Sands Dr
City/Area: Peoria, AZ 85383 Beds: 3 Baths: 3 Sq. Ft.: 2,082 Year/Age: 2001 Lot Size: 6661 Map Code: 100A1 Census:

2
MLS#: F1811996

List Price: $189,500 Sold Price: $220,000 $/Sq. Ft.: $106 List Date: 06/20/2009 Sold Date: 05/02/2010 Expired Date: DOM/MT: 316

Interior Features:

Fireplace: Y;
Exterior Features:

Garage: 2;
Lot Features: Remarks:

SHORT SALE AND SELLER VERY MOTIVATED, NEW CONDITION WITH 3 BEDROOM, 2.5 BATH, 2 CAR GARAGE WITH FRONT, SIDE AND BACKYARD, NICE AND QUITE STREET.

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Properties Recently Sold

7411 N 86th Ln
City/Area: Glendale, AZ 85305 Beds: 4 Baths: 4 Sq. Ft.: 2,904 Year/Age: 2005 Lot Size: 17478 Map Code: 101A2 Census:

3
MLS#: F1812003

List Price: $215,000 Sold Price: $200,500 $/Sq. Ft.: $69 List Date: 06/20/2009 Sold Date: 05/02/2010 Expired Date: DOM/MT: 316

Interior Features:

Fireplace: Y;
Exterior Features:

Garage: 3;
Lot Features: Remarks:

SHORT SALE AND SELLER VERY MOTIVATED, GORGEOUS HOUSE WITH A HUGE LOT, 4 BEDROOM, 3.5 BATH, 3 CAR GARAGE, ALL MOST BRAND NEW HOUSE 2005 BUILD, FRONT, SIDE AND BACKYARD IN A QUITE STREET AND UPSCALE NEIGHBORWOOD.

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Properties Recently Sold

3928 W Sandra Ter


City/Area: Phoenix, AZ 85053 Beds: 4 Baths: 2 Sq. Ft.: 2,472 Year/Age: 2004 Lot Size: 8469 Map Code: 9999x99 Census:

4
MLS#: S592411

List Price: $269,900 Sold Price: $260,000 $/Sq. Ft.: $105 List Date: 10/11/2009 Sold Date: 12/03/2009 Expired Date: DOM/MT: 30

Interior Features:

Fireplace: N;
Exterior Features:

Garage: 3;
Lot Features: Remarks:

4 Bedroom, 2 bath, 3 car garage and heated pool. This home is loaded with upgrades. Kitchen has extended and upgraded cabinets with roll out drawers, granite countertops and island. Upgraded gas range, dishwasher and microwave. Energy saving features include Low E Glass and Dual Pane Windows, Ceiling fans, and multi zoned heating and air conditioning, vaulted ceiling and more. 4th bedroom is currently set up as an office/den. This is NOT a short sale or Lender owned property.

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Properties Recently Sold

4180 N Golf Dr
City/Area: Buckeye, AZ 85396 Beds: 4 Baths: 5 Sq. Ft.: 4,200 Year/Age: 2006 Lot Size: 15289 Map Code: 999a1 Census:

5
MLS#: S593683

List Price: $850,000 Sold Price: $850,000 $/Sq. Ft.: $202 List Date: 10/22/2009 Sold Date: 12/24/2009 Expired Date: DOM/MT: 18

Interior Features:

Fireplace: Y;
Exterior Features:

Garage: 3;
Lot Features: Remarks:

2005 Sunset Magazine Idea House of the Year! Artfully crafted by Salcito Custom Homes and designed by reknowned Scottsdale architect Dale Gardon, this home enjoys sweeping views of the Raven Golf Course and the White Tank Mountains. Located within the Main Street District of Verrado with close proximity to The Raven Golf Course and Grille, Basha's Market, The Village Sport and Health Club, Verrado Elementary and Middle Schools and other dining and shopping opportunities. Offering many custom features, pool, outdoor bbq, fireplace, spa, pool table room, large laundry room. The use of stone, granite, finished cement sinks, marble, tavertine are throughour the home. The master has a deck with view of mountains and golf course, custom kitchen with every amenity.

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Map of Comparable Properties

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Comparable Properties Map Listing Index


Order #
1 2 3 4 5

Address
4511 W Hubbell St 7712 W Sands Dr 7411 N 86th Ln 3928 W Sandra Ter 4180 N Golf Dr

Date Listed
2/26/2010 6/20/2009 6/20/2009 10/11/2009 10/22/2009

Listing Price
$30,000 $189,500 $215,000 $269,900 $850,000

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Comparable Property Statistics


Sold Properties

Number of Listings Lowest Sold Price Average Sold Price Highest Sold Price Average Price/SqFt Average DOM

5 $35,000 $313,100 $850,000 $124 154

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Summary of Comparable Properties


Address Beds Baths DOM SqFt List Price Sold Price Sold Date

Sold Properties
4511 W Hubbell St 7712 W Sands Dr 7411 N 86th Ln 3928 W Sandra Ter 4180 N Golf Dr 2 3 4 4 4 1 3 4 2 5 90 316 316 30 18 996 2,082 2,904 2,472 4,200 $30,000 $189,500 $215,000 $269,900 $850,000 $35,000 $220,000 $200,500 $260,000 $850,000 12/05/2010 05/02/2010 05/02/2010 12/03/2009 12/24/2009

Averages

154

2,531

$310,880

$313,100

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Summary Analysis

Listing Category Lowest Price


Sold Total Averages $35,000 $35,000

Highest Price Average Price


$850,000 $850,000 $313,100 $313,100

$/SqFt
$124 $124

DOM
154 154

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Sold Property Analysis


Address 4511 W Hubbell St 7712 W Sands Dr 7411 N 86th Ln 3928 W Sandra Ter 4180 N Golf Dr Sold Averages List Price $30,000 $189,500 $215,000 $269,900 $850,000 $310,880 Sold Price $35,000 $220,000 $200,500 $260,000 $850,000 $313,100 DOM 90 316 316 30 18 154 % Chg 16.67 % 16.09 % -6.74 % -3.67 % 0.00 % 4.47 % $/SqFt $35 $105 $69 $105 $202 $103

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Adjustments for Sold Listings


Property Information:
Address: MLS#: Map Code: Beds: List Price: Sold Price: Baths: DOM: List Date: Sold Date: Sq Ft:

Adjustments:

Property Description

Subject Description

+ /-

Values

Adjustments Summary:
Total Adjustments: Actual Sold Price: Adjusted Sold Price: % Change: $0 $0

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Seller's Approximate Proceeds


Low Price: Costs:
First Mortgage Second Mortgage Commissions Escrow Fees Home Warranty Pest Inspection Tax Stamp Title Insurance Termite Work Other Work $90,000 $10,000 $17,820 $482 $350 $60 $339 $1,785 $0 $0 $90,000 $10,000 $19,740 $514 $350 $60 $375 $1,945 $0 $0

High $329,000

$297,000

Total Estimated Closing Costs

$120,836

$122,984

Net Cash To Seller

$176,164

$206,016

I understand that the above is an estimate only and that the actual costs which would be incurred may vary if an actual sale is consummated. The estimate amounts above are not guaranteed in any way.

Seller

Date

Broker/Sales Associate

Date

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Where the Money Goes


Normally, real estate commissions are split four ways: - The listing broker, - The listing agent, - The selling broker, - The selling agent. Each of these professionals serve a very important role in the sale of your home, and is duly compensated.

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Why do you need a Real Estate Professional


Do you really have all the time, energy, information, resources, and contacts to properly market and sell your home? Would the process be a smooth one? Would it give you more time to focus on your personal life? Would you be able to get the best price for your home? Below we have listed just a few areas in which we believe a real estate professional truly earns their commission:

significantly enhance the salability of your home.

Security
When the property is marketed with the help of a qualified real estate professional, you avoid allowing strangers into your home. Real estate professionals will generally pre-screen and accompany qualified prospects through your property. This increases your safety and allows for any last minute preparation.

Pricing
A real estate professional is best suited to determine a pricing strategy for your property. You dont want to miss opportunities by overpricing or undervaluing your property. Knowledge about the surrounding areas, pricing trends, local information, and experience will ensure you are getting the best price for your home.

Negotiating
Your real estate professional can assist you with objectively evaluating every buyer's proposal without compromising your marketing position. This initial agreement is only the start of a process that involves appraisals, inspections, and financing - and a lot of potential obstacles. Your real estate professional can help you write a legally binding agreement that will be more likely to make it through this complicated process.

Marketing
A real estate professional has many ways to effectively market your property. Proven marketing methods include flyers, open houses, the internet, local newspapers, and listing in the local Multiple Listing Service (MLS). There is a common misconception that advertising sells real estate. The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS studies show that 82% of real estate sales are the result of contacts through previous clients, referrals, friends and family, and personal contacts. Keep in mind, advertising is only one part of marketing. The choice of media and frequency of advertising depends a lot on the home and specific market. Overexposure of a property in any media may give a buyer the impression the property is distressed or the seller is desperate. A qualified real estate professional will know when, where and how to advertise your property. Marketing also includes the exposure of your home to other real estate professionals and the general public. In many markets over 50% of real estate sales are cooperative sales; that is, a real estate professional other than yours brings in the buyer. Your real estate professional acts as the marketing coordinator, disbursing information about your property to other real estate professionals through the MLS, open houses, and office meetings. Preparation is critical to marketing your property effectively. A real estate professional is best suited to recommend repairs and cosmetic work that will

Monitoring, Renegotiating and Closing


Between the initial sales agreement and closing/settlement, questions may arise. For example, unexpected repairs are sometimes required to obtain financing or a concern with the title could potentially be uncovered. The required paperwork alone is intimidating for most sellers. Your real estate professional is the best person to objectively help you resolve these issues and move the transaction to closing/settlement. Your real estate professional can also meet with other professionals involved in the transaction process. Their industry contacts can make sure any unforeseen issues are handled reliably and quickly.

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Comparable Price Analysis


Low Price Average Price High Price

Sold Price $35,000 $313,100 $850,000

Price per Sq.Ft. $35 $124 $202

Approx. Market Value

Seller

Date

Broker/Sales Associate

Date

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The Importance of Intelligent Pricing

A competitively priced home will attract a high percentage of prospective buyers. The Intelligent Pricing Pyramid above demonstrates that a home priced at market value will attract a greater percentage of prospective buyers than a home price above market value. The higher above market value the home is priced, the fewer prospective buyers. A home priced below market value will typically attract the greatest percentage of prospective buyers. The further below market value the home is priced, the more prospective buyers.

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Selling Price vs. Timing

You need to price your home prudently from the beginning, when buyer interest will be high. Timing is very important in real estate. The above graphic shows the importance of placing your property on the market at a realistic price from the start. A home attracts the most excitement and interest when it is first placed on the market for sale. A home has its greatest chance for selling when it is newly listed. Pricing your home correctly, from the start, will help it sell in the shortest possible time frame.

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Date
2/9/2012 2/10/2012 2/10/2012 2/10/2012 2/11/2012 2/11/2012 2/12/2012 3/25/2012

Task
Sign listing papers Input listing into the MLS Order for sale sign for property Order lock box for property Advertise in local newspaper and on web site Create flyers and other marketing materials Hold open house Review pricing strategy

Completed

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Maximizing First Impressions


Exterior and Curb Appeal
Experts say most buyers make their decision at first sight.

General Exterior
Prospective buyers will react well to signs your home has been meticulously maintained. Manicure landscaping: mow, edge and water lawn, trim hedges, weed and fertilize flowerbeds, and prune trees. Keep driveway clean and free of parked cars, and keep the garage door closed. Repair or replace loose or damaged roof shingles. Minimize cracks or crumbling on walkways, walls, or steps, and keep them clean and free of obstructions like toys or snow. Items from RVs to waste cans left out can contribute to a cluttered or busy appearance. Make sure that from the street, your property appears clear. Inspect appearance of interior window coverings from the curb. Repair any peeling paint or loose caulking on windows or other areas. Take steps to eliminate insect or rodent pests. Pick up after your pets and neighborhood animals. While agents work the lockbox for a key, buyers have idle time to notice details. Apply a fresh coat of paint to the front door. Consider adding pots of flowering plants in the entryway if weather permits. Eliminate cobwebs and groom doorway area windows, porch light, or decorative glass.

Doorway

Interior Appeal
Once inside, experts say most buyers are reaffirming their curbside decision.

Clean, Clear, Light and Bright

Give every room in the house a thorough cleaning and remove all clutter. Hiring a cleaning service may pay for itself by adding to a buyers perceived value of your home. For a sleeker, more spacious look, consider placing furniture from crowded rooms in storage. Clear kitchen counters of everything other than perhaps a few pretty items. Ask yourself: In a model home, would a professional decorator put your choice of items out on the counter? Remember, closets will be opened! Keep closets, cupboards, and even your attic orderly and neat. Since you're anticipating a move anyway, consider holding a garage sale or boxing and storing unused belongings. If necessary, repaint or clean/replace dingy, soiled or strongly colored walls, and window and floor coverings with a light, neutral shade. Bright rooms look bigger, and neutral colors help buyers envision their own furnishings and dcor. Repair dripping faucets, burned out light bulbs, or cracked windowpanes. Repair cracks, holes or damage to plaster, wallboard, wallpaper, and tiles. Subtle scents of potpourri in bedrooms or baths and fresh baked cookies or cinnamon in the kitchen can make your home more inviting. Keep an attractive set of towels in each bathroom to be brought out only for showings.

Warm and Homey

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Successful Showings and Open Houses


When you plan open house appointments, it allows you time to prepare, but there are times when you wont have the luxury of advanced notice and your property needs to look the best that it can to entice the motivated buyer. Remember, every time you leave your home, you need to make sure it is ready for an unexpected showingheres how.

General Preparation
When preparing your home, think about the interior decorating ideas used to show builders' model homes and how you would be wowed if you were the potential buyer. Remember the pointers from "First Impressions" checklist, especially regarding cleanliness, clutter and repairs - interior and exterior. Open drapes and light lamps including those in closets, basement or attic - creating as light, cheerful and calm environment as possible. Make the potential buyer feel welcome by filling candy dishes and putting out fresh flowers.

Bedrooms
Make the beds; put away clothes and toys. Turn the blinds so slats are uniformly open and dont forget to put on light if room is dark.

Bathrooms
Put out a clean hand towel, fresh soap and clean soap dish, and make sure there is a full box of tissues. Put toilet lid down. Potpourri dish can provide a nice sight and scent.

Kitchen
Put away all dishes and discreetly conceal countertop articles. Simmer a few drops of vanilla on stove for a relaxing fragrance.

Dining Room
Arrange inviting centerpiece and turn on the lights/chandelier. Consider setting the table with fine china and linen.

Living Room/Family Room/Den


Straighten pictures on walls and wipe all tabletops. Fluff and arrange couch cushions and throw pillows. Dispose of newspapers and drink containers. Light fireplace in winter.

Entryway
When exiting just before buyers arrive, turn around at front door and review the First Impression checklist. What is the first thing that catches your eye from that viewpoint? Will it help or hinder the appearance of your home? Notify your neighbors of scheduled open house days. You never know if they have friends or family that are in the market for a home.

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Checklist for Moving


Moving can be a busy time with many small yet important tasks to complete. You want to make sure all of your belongings arrive safely at your new home, the mail is forwarded, and the lights are turned on. This checklist will help keep you organized as you prepare your move.

Before Moving
Change of address notices: Post Office. Banks, Credit Cards, other monthly bills. Insurance - new locations for fire and auto. Subscriptions. Friends, Relatives. (Remember some of these need several weeks notice.) Utility Companies: Gas, water, electricity, telephone, fuel. Turn them off at your current home and on at your new home. Dont forget to ask for refunds if you made any advance deposits. Finances: Find a new bank if necessary. Arrange check-cashing and coordinate credit references. Medical Records: Get referrals for doctors, dentists, and veterinarian. Obtain any necessary prescriptions, x-rays, eyeglasses, medical records, and birth Records. Packing: If using a moving company, check for: insurance coverage, payment schedule, other shipping documents, arrival day, labor, and prep work to be accomplished beforehand. If you are moving, have plenty of boxes and wrap on hand. Pack as much as possible in advance, dont wait until moving day. Empty and clean freezer and refrigerator.

Moving Day
Transportation: Prepare for the needs of small children and animals. What will they do while you are packing and how will they get to your new home? Double check: When the house is empty, but before the moving truck door closes, double check closets, attics, back yard, and any other storage locations to make sure they are empty. Important Items: Carry jewelry and documents yourself or send them registered mail. Money: You should carry enough cash or travelers checks to cover your move and expenses until you reach your new home. Keys: Leave old house keys with a neighbor or your real estate professional.

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At Your New Home
Utilities: Check that your gas, electricity, water, and telephone have been turned on. Check pilot lights on stove, water heater, and furnace. Automobile: Have your address changed on your drivers license. If you have moved to a new state have the car registered within 5 days to prevent penalties. Apply for a new drivers license. Remember to: Register children in new school. Locate new doctor, dentist, etc.

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Homes Media Solutions All Rights Reserved. The accuracy of all information is deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed. So what should you do if you see an error. Nothing at all. It's Kismet!